We’re excited to share our featured conference agenda for Seatrade Offshore Marine Workboats Middle East (SOMWME), and even more excited to have you joining us! SOMWME boasts a star-studded speaker line up, putting you in touch with some of the industry’s most respected thought leaders.

Here are some of the featured conference sessions available, free-of-charge to all of our visitors:

SMART Operations | #SOMWME

With digitalization driving a revolutionary change in the maritime industry; Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Sensors and Analytics will enable new ship concepts and ways of operating vessels. This will lead to the emergence of remote and autonomous ships in the near future, along with completely new vessel types for the workboat and offshore markets.

Meanwhile there will be a continued focus on R&D in the digital domain, creating new products that will greatly enhance the safety and efficiency of all vessels. 

Register your place and secure the opportunity to ask the experts what SMART Operations really mean. 

SMART Operations during seatrade offshore marine & workboats Middle East

Manning Update | #SOMWME

Access to seafarers with relevant skill sets is a growing challenge and one that is likely to intensify in the short term when the offshore industry recovers from the current downturn. Large numbers of experienced senior seagoing personnel have either left the business or are approaching retirement and many who remain lack some of the specialist expertise required in the offshore energy and workboat trades.

How can we turn this around, is technology such as automation key? 

Register your place and secure the opportunity to ask the experts what the future of seafaring looks like. 

Manning Update during Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workbaots Middle East 2017


As 2017 has progressed, there have been some chinks of light, suggesting that the industry may be moving towards a different phase of the cycle. Oil companies are now noticeably more willing to consider investment in offshore projects, and the pace of decline in offshore asset rates and values looks to have bottomed out. However the market situation is still extremely challenged and uncertain...

With a combination of keynotes, panel discussions and ask the expert workshops - the conference programme for SOMWME is key for anyone interested in stay up to date with the latest, challenges, solutions and trends. 

Spaces are limited, so register your place TODAY and secure the opportunity to ask the experts what really matters to you!

Seatrade Offshore Marine Workboats MIddle East Conference 2017